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Ohio Energy Group Opposes Lifting Ohio Targets

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WInd turbine generator
April 9, 2014

Ohio alternative energy producers are fighting a new Senate proposal to halt the phase-in of Ohio’s clean- and advanced-energy targets.

13 Endangered Buildings In Columbus Ohio

Proposed design for the new Vets Memorial.
April 2, 2014

Port Columbus Airport Control Tower — Located at 4920 East Fifth Avenue, built in 1920. Clinton Avenue School Annex — Located at 10 Clinton Heights Avenue, built in 1895. Elam Drake Farm — Located at 2738 Ole Country Lane, built in the 1850s. Gunning House — Located at 7495 East Broad Street, built in 1940. [...]

Despite Dealer Concerns, Tesla Strikes Deal To Sell In Ohio

Tesla Model S.
27, 2014

Car dealers in Ohio say they’ve reached a compromise with Silicone Valley-based Tesla, the electric automaker with a unique and controversial business model. The company sells directly to customers, not through a dealer. There’s no haggling; the price of each car is non-negotiable.

Governor Kasich Signs Anti-Drug Overdose Bill

Columbus Fire medics administer Narcan about 5 times a day. It can reverse a heroin or prescription opioid overdose in minutes.
11, 2014

Governor Kasich today signed a bill to allow greater access to Nalozone used to fight drug overdoses.

State To Buy New Raffle Machines Despite Vet Objections

The new machines will be built Intralot, a Greek gaming company.
10, 2014

A state legislative panel has authorized the Ohio Lottery to spend $22.5 million to build and operate new electronic raffle machines for veterans’ posts and fraternal organizations. But most organizations say they don’t want the new machines.

Tree-Killing Insect Threatens Hocking Hills Skyline

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills trees in Hocking Hills.
March 6, 2014

An insect threatens a key tree in Ohio’s picturesque Hocking Hills. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills Hemlock trees. But the state of Ohio is fighting back.

Ohio Job Market Suffers Tech Disconnect

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Connect Ohio Executive Director, Stu Johnson, advocates for high speed internet and more worker training in Ohio. The organization is funded mostly by federal and state grants and contracts for services.
3, 2014

Ohio’s job market suffers from a kind of disconnect. A new report shows a technology gap between the needs of employers and the technological competence of workers.

COTA To Begin Downtown Circulator Bus Service In May

COTA's downtown circulator service will begin May 5.
27, 2014

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has purchased six new buses as it prepares to begin a circulator route in downtown Columbus. The CBUS service, scheduled to begin in May, will shuttle passengers to popular downtown and Short North destinations.

OSU Prof: Warming Polar Cyclones More Frequent Than Thought

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OSU Geography professor David Bromwich
February 9, 2014

A new analysis of polar weather data has shown that 1,900 cyclones churned across the top of the world each year from 2000 to 2010. That’s 40 percent more than previously thought. An Ohio State University professor analyzed the data that led to the finding.

Cold Temps Cover 79 Percent Of Great Lakes In Ice

Images of the frozen Great Lakes
8, 2014

This winter’s bitter cold temperatures in the Midwest have covered a stunning 79 percent of the Great Lakes in ice.